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EMBOSSING,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,what is the tool

Postby rodney » Sat Mar 15, 2003 12:35 pm

can anyone tell me about the embossing, what is the tool made of, is it like a graphite masher, would a simple plaster cast work,
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Postby Brad Walker » Sat Mar 15, 2003 12:58 pm

The commercial embossing products are brass. Plaster won't withstand repeated use at the necessary temperature (1300 to 1400 F).

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Re: EMBOSSING,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,what is the tool

Postby Bert Weiss » Sun Mar 16, 2003 4:04 am

rodney wrote:can anyone tell me about the embossing, what is the tool made of, is it like a graphite masher, would a simple plaster cast work,
thanks,,,rodney


Rodney

What I call embossing is also referred to as kiln carving. I use Unifrax 970 paper that is 1/32" thick. You cut the paper and layer it up, then fire over it. Any pattern that you can cut with a razor knife can be embossed on the glass.

Bert


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